Meet Our Expert Practioners


Bill Ferriter         BillFerriterPhoto     teaching_igeneration_1

William M. Ferriter is a National Board Certified Teacher of sixth-graders in a professional learning community in North Carolina. He has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide…READ MORE.


Robin Hall      CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

Dr. Robin Hall has served as Executive Director of the Regional System of District & School Support, Region 4, since 2001. Prior to her leadership of R4SDSS, she was a classroom teacher for twenty years, worked as a site – and district-level administrator, and provided accountability and categorical program guidance and assistance at the county office level.  She earned a M.S. in Educational Leadership at CSU East Bay, and in 2005, after completing a dissertation on the impact of publicly funded intervention and support programs on low-performing schools, earned an Ed.D. at St. Mary’s College.

Tammy Heflebower tammyh   tammybooks  tammybook2

Tammy Heflebower, EdD, is senior scholar at Marzano Research. She is a highly sought-after school leader and consultant with vast experience in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Heflebower has served as a classroom teacher, building leader, district leader, regional professional development director, and national trainer. She has also been an adjunct professor of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at several universities.  READ MORE


Janel Keating          janel     everyschoolteamclassroom

Janel Keating is deputy superintendent of the White River School District in Washington. She has been an elementary and middle school teacher, an elementary principal, and a director of student learning…READ MORE.


Mike Mattos     MikeMattosPhoto      mikebook    mikebook2

Mike Mattos is an internationally recognized author, presenter, and practitioner who specializes in uniting teachers, administrators, and support staff to transform schools by implementing response to intervention and professional learning communities. Mike co-created the RTI at Work™ model, which builds on the foundation of the PLC at Work™ process by using team structures and a focus on learning, collaboration, and results to drive successful outcomes. READ MORE


John Stevens   John Stevens

John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School district who has also taught Geometry, Algebra 1, Middle School Math, Service Learning, and Robotics/Engineering & Design since 2006. He has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work. Check out!


Matt Vaudrey   john

As a secondary educator, Matt wears costumes, plays loud music, stands on desks, and shows videos and pictures to make math meaningful for his students. As an education professional, he writes about successes, failures, and everything in between on his website (, then takes those lessons into the conference room, where he enjoys sharing what he’s learned with fellow teachers.


Kelly Wylie, R4SDSS Program Director 

Kelly Wylie, Region 4 System of District and School Support Coordinator, is a veteran educator with over 20 years of experience. Prior to her work at R4SDSS, Kelly had been a middle school administrator, an instructional coach and a classroom teacher. She provides expert practitioner technical assistance in the areas of Professional Learning Communities, Accountability, Multi-tiered System of Supports and ESSA; having presented at the national, state and local leve